Rashidi Yekini

1963 - 2012

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Rashidi Yekini (23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012) was a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a striker. He is all-time top goalscorer for his nation. His professional career, which spanned more than two decades, was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also played in six other countries besides his own.Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international footballer, and represented the nation in seven major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashidi Yekini has received more than 508,955 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Rashidi Yekini is the 2,321st most popular soccer player (down from 1,890th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 28th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Nigerian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Rashidi Yekini ranks 2,321 out of 16,923Before him are José Vicente, Ricardo Giusti, Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis, Lucas Barrios, Oleksandr Zavarov, and José Parra Martínez. After him are Rudi Assauer, Ludo Coeck, Stéphane Guivarc'h, Vic Buckingham, Steve Bloomer, and Miranda.

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Among people born in 1963, Rashidi Yekini ranks 213Before him are Thomas Bickel, Jørn Andersen, Kevin Smith, Jiang Wen, Andrei Tchmil, and Ihor Kolomoyskyi. After him are Yoko Kanno, Mikhail Yefremov, Lori Petty, Dariga Nazarbayeva, Raimond Aumann, and Jean-Marc Vallée. Among people deceased in 2012, Rashidi Yekini ranks 271Before him are Keith Campbell, Brigitte Engerer, Albert George Wilson, Othmar Schneider, Fyodor Khitruk, and Claude Cheysson. After him are Roland Moreno, Lennart Samuelsson, Davy Jones, Sergio Livingstone, Hans Nowak, and Elza Ibrahimova.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Rashidi Yekini ranks 30 out of 200Before him are Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977), Murtala Mohammed (1938), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), and Taribo West (1974). After him are Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Tijani Babangida (1973), Finidi George (1971), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), and Obafemi Martins (1984).


Among soccer players born in Nigeria, Rashidi Yekini ranks 4Before him are Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Nwankwo Kanu (1976), and Taribo West (1974). After him are Emmanuel Amunike (1970), Tijani Babangida (1973), Finidi George (1971), Obafemi Martins (1984), Sunday Oliseh (1974), John Obi Mikel (1987), Victor Moses (1990), and Victor Ikpeba (1973).